Historical Events in 48 BC

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MurderAssassination

Sep 28 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 9 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Roman Military Commander and Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • Jul 10 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)